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M8A1 — Tier IV American tank destroyer

M8A1

IV
Cost
  • 45 000
  • 2 500
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
450
HP
1 / 7
244.6m
View range
4 / 7
Firepower
Shell
921
DPM
7 / 7
101
Penetration
5 / 7
135
Damage
3 / 7
100
Devices/crew damage
3 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
792
Velocity
1 / 7
7.92%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 7
Explosion radius
— / —
818
DPM
6 / 7
157
Penetration
5 / 7
120
Damage
3 / 7
100
Devices/crew damage
3 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
990
Velocity
1 / 7
35.67%
Penetration loss over distance
7 / 7
Explosion radius
— / —
1228
DPM
3 / 7
35
Penetration
4 / 7
180
Damage
3 / 7
100
Devices/crew damage
6 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
792
Velocity
1 / 7
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.09
Explosion radius
3 / 7
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
76.0
Caliber
3 / 7
6.82
Rate of fire
5 / 7
8.80
Reload time
5 / 7
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.80
Base aim time
7 / 7
0.407
Dispersion
6 / 7
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
7 / 7
0.220
When rotating
7 / 7
0.160
When rotating turret
7 / 7
4.000
After shot
4 / 7
Gun angles
8°
Depression
3 / 7
20°
Elevation
4 / 7
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 7
19.03
Turret traverse speed
7 / 7
Mobility
17.40
Weight
3 / 7
Speed
38
Forward
4 / 7
16
Backward
1 / 7
Effective Power / Weight ratio
16.67
On hard terrain
3 / 7
13.89
On medium terrain
3 / 7
11.11
On soft terrain
2 / 7
Traverse speed
49.14
On hard terrain
3 / 7
40.95
On medium terrain
3 / 7
32.76
On soft terrain
4 / 7
4.17m×2.19m×1.79m
Size
2 / 7
Concealment
41.69%
While still
5 / 7
26.61%
While moving
5 / 7
17.72%
Upon firing while still
4 / 7
12.23%
Upon firing while moving
4 / 7
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 267m
176.5m
While still
209.2m
While moving
228.5m
Upon firing while still
240.5m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 108–135
  • 81–108
  • 54–81
  • 27–54
  • 0–27
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Developed in 1941 through 1942 on the basis of the M5 Stuart light tank. This SPG is an example of the successful use of an outdated chassis. The vehicle was equipped with a 75 mm short-barrel howitzer; however, attempts were made to fit a 75 mm tank gun into a modernized turret.